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Burns & McDonnell National Process Architecture Leader – Life Science & Technology (Multiple Locations) in Fort Worth, Texas


Burns & McDonnell is looking for an experienced National Process Architecture Leader to support Engineering and EPC Life Sciences projects. The leader will support development of architecture staff and assign staff to multiple projects in the following sectors; life sciences (pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices), general manufacturing, and laboratories.

Major responsibilities for the National Process Architecture Leader will include:

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of life sciences markets and processes (fermentation, cell / gene therapy, API, blood products, purification, fill / finish, medical devices, etc)

  • Provide expert level technical, design guidance and support for the life sciences process architecture discipline.

  • Strong understanding and P&IDs, URSs, mass balance, PHA, equipment layouts, and process calculations

  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements for life sciences projects

  • Excellent communication and coordination with project management, office management and other discipline managers

  • Ability to support business development with proposals and client presentations

  • Act as the senior process architecture expert for client interface

  • Provide Quality review of process deliverables developed by the process team

  • Participates in project planning, budgeting and establishing critical project objectives

  • Own the development of direct reports including targeting work for individual team members to expand their capabilities

  • Stay current in latest life sciences industry trends and encourage knowledge sharing through technical presentation or reports

  • Support active recruiting of new process architects

  • Contribute to business strategy meetings

  • Servant leader – willing to lend a hand/support everyone in their sphere of influence.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture from an accredited program.

  • Minimum 8 years related professional experience in design and/or project management.

  • Registered Architect preferred.

  • Previous leadership and/or management experience is preferable.

  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.

  • Position requires the ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.

  • Must possess strong project management skills and a strategic perspective.

  • Must be expert in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee-owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


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Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City, US-KS-Wichita, US-ME-Portland, US-AZ-Tucson, US-FL-Orlando, US-MD-Baltimore, US-TX-Austin, US-NE-Omaha, US-OH-Akron, US-GA-Atlanta, US-MA-Newton, US-MN-Duluth, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-TN-Chattanooga, US-VA-Norfolk, US-NC-Charlotte, US-TN-Nashville, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul, US-AR-Springdale, US-VA-Richmond, US-IL-Downers Grove, US-DC-Washington, US-NC-Raleigh, US-FL-Miami, US-AL-Huntsville, US-HI-Honolulu, US-UT-Salt Lake City, US-MI-Detroit, US-OH-Columbus, US-SC-Greenville, US-MO-Saint Louis, US-NJ-Morristown, US-SC-Aiken, US-TX-Houston, US-VA-Roanoke, US-KY-Lexington, US-IL-O'Fallon, US-TX-Dallas, US-IL-Chicago, US-SD-Sioux Falls, US-PA-Conshohocken

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 230458

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-MJ #GFS